Tag Archives: Beadwork

Hubble Stitch – the brand new beadwork stitch!

So 2015 has arrived and I met my deadline to get the finished text of my book on Hubble Stitch in the hands of my publisher – which is soooooo exciting! Hooray!!!!! It’s been around 2 years since I first … Continue reading

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The Tsarina’s Jewels – Great Escapes weekend

I am really a very lucky girl. Having just got back¬†from a lengthy holiday break, just the two of us, sailing the seven seas (well mostly a bit of the Atlantic), I’ve returned to reality, but also to one of … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Right Angle Weave (RAW)

Right Angle Weave (abbreviated to RAW) is a superb stitch to get to know and add to your beading artillery. It is so useful for structural pieces as well as being decorative. I love to use RAW when working on … Continue reading

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Ticket discount to Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

STOP PRESS!!! If you’re thinking of booking a class at the show read on. I’ve just had some great news from the organisers of the Spring Kitting and Stitching show. They are offering a special discount entry price for the … Continue reading

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Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

This morning as I walked down the garden I remarked on how beautiful the Spring sunshine was, and coupled with the fact that there are wonderful green shoots everywhere, I feel a huge relief from our relentless rain. I just … Continue reading

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The satisfaction of finishing a piece!

I am on a real history trip at the moment, working my way back and forth through different eras as the mood takes me – and it’s so much fun!!!!! When I was a child, my Mother and I would … Continue reading

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Beadschool Video Tutorial – Techniques: African Helix

Video Tutorial with Melanie de Miguel. In this video tutorial I demonstrate African Helix stitch. It’s a fabulous structural stitch, that can be used on its own as a necklace rope or bracelet, or, as you can see in my … Continue reading

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St Olave Necklace – New Colourway

Not only does it come in Crystal AB, but I’ve just finished a new colourway for St Olave necklace kit – Peridot and Light Bronze; I’m not sure if I got these gorgeous emerald AB spikes from www.yorkbeads.com or Stitchncraft … Continue reading

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Abbey Road Beaders – Byzantine Cross workshop

I spent a brilliant weekend in Nottingham, with the Abbey Road Beaders teaching my Byzantine Cross workshop. I was treated to a lovely warm welcome, super hospitality and generosity – we had such a laugh. One of the many great … Continue reading

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Knitting & Stitching Show – Oct 2013

  Wow, what a busy time it’s been for me recently, with weekend workshops at Great Escapes and Stitchncraft, and then came the Knitting & Stitching Show in Alexandra Palace. The interesting thing about teaching workshops at Ally Pally is … Continue reading

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